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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.

15 Dec 2017

Missouri issues first fines over misuse of farm chemical in 2016

CHICAGO Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday.

13 Dec 2017

Algerian wheat purchase raises U.S. farmer hopes for exports

CHICAGO, Dec 13 Falling prices have lured a big buyer to U.S.-grown, low-protein wheat, raising the prospect for farmers of more exports and the hope that the market for low-protein wheat may have reached its nadir.

13 Dec 2017

Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical

CHICAGO Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits.

12 Dec 2017

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO, Dec 11 Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

05 Dec 2017

Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen.

22 Nov 2017

Bunge widens executive takeover payout scheme after Glencore approach

CHICAGO Grain merchant Bunge Ltd has sweetened compensation packages for top executives in the case of a takeover, according to the company's regulatory filings, around six months after rebuffing an approach by commodity trading giant Glencore PLC .

18 Nov 2017

Missouri limits use of weed killer linked to crop damage

Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products.

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